Fall: The Season for Financial Awareness

The primary goal of financial awareness is to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. Financial awareness aims to help people understand things such as budgeting, setting financial goals, making informed investment decisions, interest rates, managing debt, and saving and planning for retirement.

Understanding the Basics

Fall is a great time to take proactive steps toward learning and understanding the basics of personal finance. Financial education classes, webinars, interactive tools, and one-on-one counseling sessions are often made available by financial institutions, non-profit organizations, employers, and government agencies. These events enable individuals to learn, use available resources, and increase community financial literacy.

Take advantage of all resources

This season, take advantage of the resources available to you to enhance your financial knowledge.  Reach out to your financial and insurance professional to set a financial wellness check-up, review spending habits, assess your current financial situation, and plan for future financial goals.

Financial awareness is more than balancing a checkbook or understanding your salary. It’s about acquiring the necessary tools and knowledge to make financial decisions today that may impact your financial future. Knowing how to navigate the financial landscape is more valuable than ever in a world with prevalent economic uncertainties. Here are some things that financial awareness can help individuals establish:

  • Saving
  • Participation in the broader economy
  • Investing for goals
  • Financial freedom
  • Responsible credit usage

Financial Awareness

A lack of financial awareness may result in poor money management, debt, bankruptcy, and economic insecurity. However, having financial awareness may prevent these unfortunate outcomes. Remember, financial freedom doesn’t come automatically – it’s a continuous process of learning, adapting, and making intelligent financial decisions as one works toward their goals.

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In Conclusion

Our family financial services firm, August H. Velten & Associates, has been in business for 12-years in Melbourne, FL.   August Velten (CLU) is a 40-year veteran of the Financial Services industry.  August is a former instructor for the Life Underwriter Training Council and once occupied the legislative seat for the Maine Association of Life Insurers.  In Brevard County, you may have seen him on local access TV or read one of his articles in a local area magazine.   Jessica Waterhouse, August’s daughter, left her own practice to join the firm in 2019.  Jessica is a Florida licensed insurance producer, securities licensed (Series 65), a long term care specialist (CLTC) and holds certification as a National Social Security Advisor.  Both August & Jessica are instructors for financial literacy workshops in both Brevard and Indian River County offering education in Social Security and Financial Planning. Contact the office today to schedule an introductory meeting or review of your current financial plan.

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